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“We would’ve been married very quickly”: Margot Robbie Reveals Secret Harry Potter Connection That Made Her Fall in Love With Husband Tom Ackerley

Margot Robbie Reveals Secret Harry Potter Connection That Made Her Fall in Love With Husband Tom Ackerley

Margot Robbie’s Hollywood career began to take off with her breakout role in the Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013. The same year also marked another momentous event in her life when she met the British producer Tom Ackerley on the sets of Suite Française in which she starred and the latter served as the third assistant director.

The two would go on to tie the knot three years later on the Gold Coast of Australia in a relatively under-the-radar ceremony. Since then, the couple has successfully progressed in their industry stature and kept their private life away from the media and paparazzi hubbub.

Margot Robbie and husband Tom Ackerley
Margot Robbie and husband Tom Ackerley

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Margot Robbie’s Infamous Love For Harry Potter Franchise

In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Margot Robbie once revealed her adoration for the Harry Potter books. Soon after, the small revelation proved to amount to bigger things when her 2020 red couch appearance on The Graham Norton Show led to Robbie’s recollection of her marriage to her husband, Tom Ackerley.

“My husband is in the Harry Potter movies. I was like, ‘Had you told me sooner we would’ve been married very quickly.’ But he was an extra when he was a little kid — he was one of the Slytherin extras when Draco pushes some kids out of the way to see Buckbeak in the third book. He pushes my husband out of the way.”

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley get married in Australia
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley get married in Australia

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Tom Ackerley’s appearance in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004 proved to be his sole and final role in front of the camera. The aspiring young actor grew up to work within the industry as a set production assistant before quickly rising to the position of assistant director. In 2014, Ackerley along with Margot Robbie and a couple of their close acquaintances launched LuckyChap Entertainment. The production company went on to produce Oscar-nominated films like I, Tonya, and Promising Young Woman.

Margot Robbie & Tom Ackerley’s Quiet Hollywood Romance

Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie

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Even as her career began gaining steam within the industry, Margot Robbie streamlined her focus on progressing her image beyond the “arm candy bombshell” established by The Wolf of Wall Street. To date, Robbie claims her need to struggle to be taken seriously as a producer but her 2014 launch of LuckyChap Entertainment did extend her potential as more than an actress. And in her journey scaling the uphill battle in the industry, Tom Ackerley has been a constant force of strength and support by her side.

“I was the ultimate single gal. The idea of relationships made me want to vomit. And then this crept up on me. We were friends for so long. I was always in love with him, but I thought, Oh, he would never love me back. Don’t make it weird, Margot. Don’t be stupid and tell him that you like him. And then it happened, and I was like, Of course we’re together. This makes so much sense, the way nothing has ever made sense before.”

Margot Robbie has been busy the past few years with her DC career and big-budget ensemble films like Amsterdam and the upcoming Babylon. Most recently, the couple was spotted buying their Christmas tree on November 27, 2022.

Source: The Graham Norton Show

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.